Feb 252013
 

Academy Awards, the most glamorous night of the year in Hollywood didn’t disappoint!

The mood was full of anticipation. Not surprisingly, Seth MacFarlane was an entertaining host.  The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was packed with world-famous stars in their Oscars’-best.

World-class entertainment included Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, Dame Shirley Bassy, Adele, Jennifer Hudson, and others. The First Lady, Michelle Obama was a surprise “Oscar presenter” live from the White House… What a night: take a look for yourself!

Seth Mac Farlane hosting 2013 Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

Oscar® Host Seth MacFarlane on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum perform during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Star Audience at the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon during 85th Academy Awards

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the 85th Academy Awards

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

 Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Plummer presents the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Quvenzhane Wallis (far L), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role; Sally Field (third from R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role; and Daniel Day-Lewis (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, react during The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Award

 

 

 

 

Actress Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, present on stage during ABC’s live telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter John Travolta on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenters Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda on stage during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

George Clooney presents during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present the Oscar® for achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

Jan 312013
 

The first-ever Oscar Roadtrip will kick off on Monday, February 4, in New York City, and over the next three weeks will bring the excitement of the Oscars® to numerous cities across the country. Fans along the way will have a chance to hold an actual Oscar statuette before it arrives on the Hollywood red carpet in time for the 85th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24.

Oscar’s journey will be chronicled in videos, photos and blog posts by Oscar Roadtrip reporters Ben Gleib and Angie Greenup on OscarRoadtrip.com, @OscarRoadtrip and Facebook.com/TheAcademy. The pair will hit the nation’s highways for the 21-day journey to some of Oscar’s favorite cities, with a number of stops along the way to be determined by fans via social media. Everyone is invited to follow the progress of the trip, suggest a location for an impromptu Oscar visit and take a picture holding the coveted statuette.

“We created the Oscar Roadtrip to bring the magic and fun of the Oscar ceremony to movie fans across the country,” said Josh Spector, managing director of digital media and marketing for the Academy. “The Oscar Roadtrip makes it possible to share the once-in-a-lifetime thrill that only comes from holding an Oscar statuette.”

JCPenney, a proud sponsor of the 85th Academy Awards, will ensure the Roadtrip reporters look stylish throughout the tour. The pair will wear looks from jcp partners including Joe Fresh, William Rast and jcp’s eponymous line, offering a sneak peek at the stylish and affordable fashion that will be available in jcp stores and on jcp.com this spring.

OSCAR® HITS THE ROAD FOR NATIONWIDE TOUR

The Oscar Roadtrip is scheduled to visit the following cities on the following dates:

February 4     New York

February 6     Philadelphia

February 7     Washington, D.C.

February 8     Baltimore

February 11     Chicago

February13     St. Louis

February 14     Kansas City

February 17     Houston

February 18     Dallas

February 21     Phoenix

February 24     Hollywood

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

 

Jan 072013
 

OSCAR® HOST SETH MACFARLANE JOINS EMMA STONE TO ANNOUNCE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.

MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.

Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee “The Help” and the summer release “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Her other film credits include “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Stone will be seen in “Gangster Squad” later this month and in “The Croods,” due out in March.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Dec 222012
 

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS VIE FOR OSCAR®

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS VIE FOR OSCAR

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

     Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director;
     Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director;
     Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director;
     Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director;
     France, “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;
     Iceland, “The Deep,” Baltasar Kormákur, director;
     Norway, “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors;
     Romania, “Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director;
     Switzerland, “Sister,” Ursula Meier, director.

Foreign Language Film nominations for 2012 are again being determined in two phases.

The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based members, screened the 71 eligible films between mid-October and December 17. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. They will spend Friday, January 4, through Sunday, January 6, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Dec 132012
 

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

       “For You” from “Act of Valor”
       “Metaphorical Blanket” from “Any Day Now”
       “Let It Rain” from “Being Flynn”
       “Learn Me Right” from “Brave”
       “Touch the Sky” from “Brave”
       “Airport” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Come on Girl” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Someday” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Protect the King” from “Brooklyn Castle”
       “California Solo” from “California Solo”
       “Casa De Mi Padre” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Del Cielo” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Yo No Se” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “No Other Plans” from “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
       “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
       “By the Light of the Moon” from “Crossroad”
       “The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from “Damsels in Distress”
       “When You Comin’ Home” from “Darling Companion”
       “Death by China” from “Death by China”
       “Delhi Safari” from “Delhi Safari”
       “Ancora Qui” from “Django Unchained”
       “Freedom” from “Django Unchained”
       “100 Black Coffins” from “Django Unchained”
       “Who Did That to You?” from “Django Unchained”
       “How Bad Can I Be?” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Let It Grow” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Thneedville” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Ain’t No Train” from “Downtown Express”
       “You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from “Fame High”
       “Jose’s Martyrdom” from “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada”
       “Strange Love” from “Frankenweenie”
       “Voodoo” from “Halloween Party”
       “Luna Nascosta” from “Hidden Moon”
       “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
       “Abraham’s Daughter” from “The Hunger Games”
       “Master of the Seas” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “We Are” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “Looking for a Sign” from “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
       “From Here to the Moon and Back” from “Joyful Noise”
       “He’s Everything” from “Joyful Noise”
       “I’m Yours” from “Joyful Noise”
       “Wide Awake” from “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
       “Cosmonaut” from “Lawless”
       “Beaten Up and Broken Down” from “Least among Saints”
       “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
       “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
       “When I Grow Up” from “Losing Control”
       “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
       “Ladies of Tampa” from “Magic Mike”
       “The Baddest Man Alive” from “The Man with the Iron Fists”
       “This Gift” from “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
       “Still Alive” from “Paul Williams Still Alive”
       “Dotted Line” from “People Like Us”
       “Snake Eyes” from “Promised Land”
       “Razors.Out” from “The Raid: Redemption”
       “I’m Not Leaving” from “Re:Generation”
       “Still Dream” from “Rise of the Guardians”
       “Undercover Love” from “Rock of Ages”
       “Big Machine” from “Safety Not Guaranteed”
       “I Be Here” from “Saint Dracula”
       “I Have Secrets” from “Saint Dracula”
       “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
       “Breath of Life” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “Gone” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “One Wing” from “Sparkle”
       “Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
       “Feel Love” from “Struck by Lightning”
       “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
       “Never Had” from “10 Years”
       “Dull Tool” from “This Is 40”
       “She Won’t Let Go” from “Until They Are Home”
       “Kiss Me Goodbye” from “Virginia”
       “Anything Made of Paper” from “West of Memphis”
       “Hashishet Albi” from “Where Do We Go Now?”
       “When Can I See You Again?” from “Wreck-It Ralph”

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

Dec 042012
 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. One hundred twenty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” Never Sorry LLC

“Bully,” The Bully Project LLC

“Chasing Ice,” Exposure

“Detropia,” Loki Films

“Ethel,” Moxie Firecracker Films

“5 Broken Cameras,” Guy DVD Films

“The Gatekeepers,” Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil

“The House I Live In,” Charlotte Street Films, LLC

“How to Survive a Plague,” How to Survive a Plague LLC

“The Imposter,” Imposter Pictures Ltd.

“The Invisible War,” Chain Camera Pictures

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” Jigsaw Productions in association with

Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films

“Searching for Sugar Man,” Red Box Films

“This Is Not a Film,” Wide Management

“The Waiting Room,” Open’hood, Inc.

The Documentary Branch viewed the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Dec 012012
 

10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX OSCAR® RACE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

     “The Amazing Spider-Man”     

“Cloud Atlas”     

 “The Dark Knight Rises”     

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”     

 “John Carter”    

“Life of Pi”     

“Marvel’s The Avengers”     

 “Prometheus”      “Skyfall”    

  “Snow White and the Huntsman”

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 3.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Nov 132012
 

10 ANIMATED SHORTS MOVE AHEAD IN 2012 OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)

“Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)

“Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)

“The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)

“The Fall of the House of Usher,” Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)

“Fresh Guacamole,” PES, director (PES)

“Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)

“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”,” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)

“Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

“Tram,” Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Nov 062012
 

Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th

 Academy Awards®.

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

 “Adventures in Zambezia”

“Brave”     “Delhi Safari”

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

“Frankenweenie”

“From Up on Poppy Hill”

“Hey Krishna”

“Hotel Transylvania”

“Ice Age Continental Drift”

“A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman”

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

“The Mystical Laws”

“The Painting”

“ParaNorman”

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“The Rabbi’s Cat”

“Rise of the Guardians”

“Secret of the Wings”

“Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Zarafa”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

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71 COUNTRIES VIE FOR 2012 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The 2012 submissions are:

Afghanistan, “The Patience Stone,” Atiq Rahimi, director;

Albania, “Pharmakon,” Joni Shanaj, director;

Algeria, “Zabana!” Said Ould Khelifa, director;

Argentina, “Clandestine Childhood,” Benjamín Ávila, director;

Armenia, “If Only Everyone,” Natalia Belyauskene, director;

Australia, “Lore,” Cate Shortland, director;

Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director;

Azerbaijan, “Buta,” Ilgar Najaf, director;

Bangladesh, “Pleasure Boy Komola,” Humayun Ahmed, director;

Belgium, “Our Children,” Joachim Lafosse, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Children of Sarajevo,” Aida Begic, director;

Brazil, “The Clown,” Selton Mello, director;

Bulgaria, “Sneakers,” Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, directors;

Cambodia, “Lost Loves,” Chhay Bora, director;

Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director;

Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director;

China, “Caught in the Web,” Chen Kaige, director;

Colombia, “The Snitch Cartel,” Carlos Moreno, director;

Croatia, “Vegetarian Cannibal,” Branko Schmidt, director;

Czech Republic, “In the Shadow,” David Ondrícek, director;

Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director;

Dominican Republic, “Jaque Mate,” José María Cabral, director;

Estonia, “Mushrooming,” Toomas Hussar, director;

Finland, “Purge,” Antti J. Jokinen, director;

France, “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;

Georgia, “Keep Smiling,” Rusudan Chkonia, director;

Germany, “Barbara,” Christian Petzold, director;

Greece, “Unfair World,” Filippos Tsitos, director;

Greenland, “Inuk,” Mike Magidson, director;

Hong Kong, “Life without Principle,” Johnnie To, director;

Hungary, “Just the Wind,” Bence Fliegauf, director;

Iceland, “The Deep,” Baltasar Kormákur, director;

India, “Barfi!” Anurag Basu, director;

Indonesia, “The Dancer,” Ifa Isfansyah, director;

Israel, “Fill the Void,” Rama Burshtein, director;

Italy, “Caesar Must Die,” Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, directors;

Japan, “Our Homeland,” Yang Yonghi, director;

Kazakhstan, “Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe,” Akan Satayev, director;

Kenya, “Nairobi Half Life,” David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga, director;

Kyrgyzstan, “The Empty Home,” Nurbek Egen, director;

Latvia, “Gulf Stream under the Iceberg,” Yevgeny Pashkevich, director;

Lithuania, “Ramin,” Audrius Stonys, director;

Macedonia, “The Third Half,” Darko Mitrevski, director;

Malaysia, “Bunohan,” Dain Iskandar Said, director;

Mexico, “After Lucia,” Michel Franco, director;

Morocco, “Death for Sale,” Faouzi Bensaïdi, director;

Netherlands, “Kauwboy,” Boudewijn Koole, director;

Norway, “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors;

Palestine, “When I Saw You,” Annemarie Jacir, director;

Peru, “The Bad Intentions,” Rosario García-Montero, director;

Philippines, “Bwakaw,” Jun Robles Lana, director;

Poland, “80 Million,” Waldemar Krzystek, director;

Portugal, “Blood of My Blood,” João Canijo, director;

Romania, “Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director;

Russia, “White Tiger,” Karen Shakhnazarov, director;

Serbia, “When Day Breaks,” Goran Paskaljevic, director;

Singapore, “Already Famous,” Michelle Chong, director;

Slovak Republic, “Made in Ash,” Iveta Grófová, director;

Slovenia, “A Trip,” Nejc Gazvoda, director;

South Africa, “Little One,” Darrell James Roodt, director;

South Korea, “Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk, director;

Spain, “Blancanieves,” Pablo Berger, director;

Sweden, “The Hypnotist,” Lasse Hallström, director;

Switzerland, “Sister,” Ursula Meier, director;

Taiwan, “Touch of the Light,” Chang Jung-Chi, director;

Thailand, “Headshot,” Pen-ek Ratanaruang, director;

Turkey, “Where the Fire Burns,” Ismail Gunes, director;

Ukraine, “The Firecrosser,” Mykhailo Illienko, director;

Uruguay, “The Delay,” Rodrigo Plá, director;

Venezuela, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Hernán Jabes, director;

Vietnam, “The Scent of Burning Grass,” Nguyen Huu Muoi, director.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.